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Research Methods in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management
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Part 1. Research Fundamentals 1. Introduction to Research Methods 2. Research Ethics. Doing the Right Thing 3. Public Administration Research 4. Research in Nonprofit Organizations 5. The Eight-Step Research Process 6. Selecting a Research Topic 7. Choosing a Research Design 8. How to Write a Research Proposal Part 2. Quantitative Research Methods 9. Fundamentals of Quantitative Research 10. Research Hypothesis Concepts 11. Hypothesis Testing Tools 12. Introduction to Sampling 13. Survey Research: Questions and Questionnaires 14. Controlling Error in Survey Research 15. Summarizing Data with Descriptive Statistics 16. Correlation and Regression Analysis 17. Introduction to Experimental Design 18. Introduction to Nonparametric Statistics 19. Introduction to Multivariate Statistics 20. Researching Very Large Datasets Part 3. Qualitative Research Methods 21. Introduction to Qualitative Research 22. Research Using Case Study Designs 23. Research Using Grounded Theory Designs 24. Research Using Ethnographic Designs 25. Empowerment and Emancipatory Research Designs 26. Critical Research. Action Research Designs 27. Research Using Feminist Designs 28. Research Using Hermeneutic Designs 29. Research Using Library and Archival Sources 30. Content, Narrative, Meta-Analysis and Semiotic Research Designs 31. Analyzing Qualitative Data Part 4. Mixed Research Methods 32. Introduction to Mixed Methods Research 33. Research with Mixed Methods Designs Part 5. Preparing and Presenting Research Findings 34. Developing Tables, Charts, and Graphs 35. Introduction to Statistics Packages 36. Writing the Research Report

About the Author

David E. McNabb is Professor Emeritus at Pacific Lutheran University in Washington, USA and has taught at Oregon State University, the Stockholm School of Economics Riga, the American University of Bulgaria, Evergreen State College, the University of Maryland-UC (Europe), and the University of Washington Tacoma. He is an adjunct professor at Olympic College and a recent member of a consultant group on aspects of non-sampling errors in surveys for an agency of the federal government. Dr. McNabb has served as Director of Communications for a caucus of the Washington House of Representatives and as Director of Economic Development for the city of Fullerton, California. He has authored ten books and more than one hundred articles and conference papers.

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